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OK, let's try to help people name their tortoises. I'll take all submissions and we'll make a sticky or an article or something out of it.

To help with creative thinking, here some 'starter names' (New names in green):

HISTORICAL/FICTIONAL/CULTURAL
- Leonardo, Raphael, and the others
- Oogway, from Kung-Fu Panda
- A'Tuin, the giant turtle that holds Discworld on its back
- Om, the tortoise hero of the Discworld book 'Small Gods'
- George, the 'Lonesome' Galap
- Tom, ****, and Harry, the first Galops Darwin collected
- Moby and ****, from Rocky
- Tu'i Malila, Adwaitya, Jonathon, or Harriet, very old tortoises
- Timothy, from "Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

- Aford, webcomic of the same name
- Cecil, the turtle who always raced Bugs Bunny
- Touche' Turtle- had his own 70's cartoon
- Tooter Turtle- another TV cartoon
- Yertle and Mack, Dr. Seuss
- Churchy LaFemme, Pogo comic strip
- Verne, from the Over The Hedge comic strip
- Maturin, Stephen King's Dark Tower books
- Franklin, from his own books
- Koopa and Bowser, Mario Brothers
- Crush and Squirt from Finding Nemo
- Gamara (Gamera?) from Godzilla
- Squirtle and Blastoise, Pokemon
- Mr. Turtle, from old Tootsie Pop commercials (oldsters here just chuckled)
- Flor and Eddie, from the band The Turtles
- Mr. Sydney Turtle, from My Name is Earl


'TYPICAL', FUNNY, IRONIC
- Tank
- Shelly or Sheldon
- Zippy, Turbo, Speedy, Indy, Nitro, Scooter, Speedo
- Any traditional cat or dog name
- Keanu Reeves for a Reeves turtle, Woodrow Wilson for a Wood Turtle
- Tortolini

SOURCES OF INSPIRATION FOR NAMES
- Movies or books, like Lord of the Rings (Frodo, Elrond, Shadowfax...), Star Wars (Solo, Leia, Darth...), Land Before Time (Littlefoot, Cera...), any Disney or Pixar movie (Wall-E, Buzz, Woody...), Watership Down (Blackberry...), Gremlins, Star Trek, Sesame Street (Sccoter, Bert, Oscar, Elmo...), Bugs Bunny...
- Place names from the animal's range. Ie- Red-footed from Venezuela area might go with Coro, Orinoco, Tovar, or Maturin.
- Common or scientific name based. 'Cherry-headed' Red-footeds might be named for cherry varieties- Chelan, Atticus, Balthon, or Black Tartarian. Homes Hingeback might go with 'Sherlock' (Holmes) or 'Watson', maybe even 'House MD'; a Hermanns might go with 'Fred Gwynne' [I'll send a quarter to the first person who figures that one out.)
- Gods or beings from many traditions (Thor, Coyote, Behemoth, Zuni...)
- Someone famous from the region, or in science, or reptile studies, like Linnaeus, Darwin, Steve Irwin...
- Shell patterns or colors- Spot, Stripe, Pinky. You can often see vague shapes or letters in the shell as well that can inspire a name.


OK, that will get us started- GO!
 

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HOMMER

COWBOY

SAMPSON

NORMA

SKY

SANDY

PEANUT

GRACE

MISS GODLEY

BIG COUNTRY

STAR

CHANCE

HOPIE

ZUNI

CC

TUFF

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Sheldon! :D 'cause he has a shell :p

I've called my cat "Lord Schnookums" before.

And for some reason, my nickname for Sheldon is "honey bun."
 

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A lot of people give names based on where the tortoise species' natural habitat is located. For example,

Russians
Greeks
Egyptians

African torts
Central/South American
US SW Native American
Asian

Also, names based on shell patterning or unique color patterns.

Names based on size, big or small, realistic or ironic.
 

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Obviously any star wars name is great....
Leia
Padme
Solo
Obi or Obiwan
Sidious or Sid
Chewbacca or Chewy
I also loved how someone used the "Land Before Time" names because they are like dinosaurs and those names are so cute!!
 

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tom, ****, and harry... the first galaps Darwin brought back from the islands.
 

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Mine are named,

Quagmire
Speedy
Lois
Dot
J-Lo
Knobs
Squeeze
Pip
Hershey
Nestle
 

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My CH's are Solo and Pio
boxies are
Kat, Chewy, Bindi, Pi, Penny, Millie, Arugula,Obi, Midget, Robin, Braty and Sweety
 

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Scoot, Scooter, Sherman, Crock, Louie, Brady, Penny, Sully, Pebbles, West... let me think what else...

LOL, Penny was already named, my bad.. thats what my Penn. Cooter is named
 

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nikki0601 said:
Scoot, Scooter, Sherman, Crock, Louie, Brady, Penny, Sully, Pebbles, West... let me think what else...

LOL, Penny was already named, my bad.. thats what my Penn. Cooter is named



Indy
Turbo
Nitro
 

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Let me add a new rule- there should be a reason it is a "turtle" name. Many of the suggestions are great, but if we try to make an article with any name possible or ever used, this could get to be a really, really hard to manage thing.

I've edited the 'master list" to reflect some of the names listed.
 

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Squirt from finding Nemo :) (turtle but I use it as a tortoise name to confuse everyone!)

I nearly called Squirt A'tuin!
 

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I named my sully Speedo, cause he's the fastest little thing I've ever seen LOL ^_^
 

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Scooter :D under the funny, ironic, typical name category
 

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Here are my submissions:

Chester, Rupert, Wilbur (of course), Hopper Jack, Poochie, Gizmo, Wormsy, Ernie, Bert, Pooter.. I will think of more :)
 

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Great! Keep'em coming! I've updated the OP again.

Thanks so much for the names offered so far!

To help spur inspiration, and ideas for names based on...
- Puns, like all pythons are named Monty, and all rayguns are named Ronald...?
- Scientific names?
--- Geochelone literally means 'earth turtle'- names based on that? (Geo could be short for George, etc.)
--- Kinyxys, etc.- I have no idea what that Latin root means, but 'Kinky' seems fairly obvious!
--- Testudo means turtle, and can become Testy, Tudo or what else?
- Famous turtle people? Archie Carr, Peter Pritchard... others??

Keep the creative wheels a'churnin'!
 

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Master Oogway... from Kung Fu Panda
Lady Tata (Lady T... Lady Gaga
Shelly Bassey... good old Shirley
Just a couple of ideas!!
 

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HENRY THE HORNY TORTOISE- he earned his name thats how he got it
BIGRED my favorite redfoot
ROGER
PRINCESS
RICKI
RAD
 
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